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by boutch55555
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19124

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

You might want to flash the EC again. Release notes say it's still 1.14, should be fine.
by boutch55555
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19124

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

It was made for 2.67 or earlier, tested ok with 2.68 and 2.70, will probably work. I'll try to take the time to test it over the weekend.
by boutch55555
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19124

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Here are files for patching the bios. I used those instructions with the raspberry pi and flashrom to extract and flash the bios.
by boutch55555
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 26296

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

I have a friend that has one, I'll test the W11 vs AUO once I get the new panel. It just arrived in Canada, so it should be early next week.
by boutch55555
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 26296

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Those are the extensions I used (needs 2 for nitrocaster's board). evening_hunger recently got the wrong part when ordering those though. Make sure they ship part HQ-LED30-156 if going that route. Those are not needed if you go with the taobao's boards, like this one.
by boutch55555
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 26296

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

redbluerat wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:03 pm
Hi, just wondering if there's a consensus on the best screen for this. I want to avoid the xps panel because of the auto brightness / CABC. Is there a perfect panel for this build?
Right now I'd say B133HAN04.6 for ease of fitting and lack of CABC. Got one in the mail, didn't test it yet though.
by boutch55555
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19124

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Does it have a model number on the side ? Mines were HQ-LED30-156. Maybe they sent the wrong part... In which case I'd contact them.
by boutch55555
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19124

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

I'm pretty sure you just got it on the wrong side, pictures on the site are bottom and front view. It needs to be folded 2 times on one end to have the correct orientation, something like this. Same in the junction between the 2 ribbons, except with a single fold. Ain't pretty but works...
by boutch55555
Thu May 24, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19124

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Wifi and HDD are still working, bluetooth doesn't show up, but that might be because I removed the integrated bluetooth adapter to use an Intel 7260.
by boutch55555
Wed May 23, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19124

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Hi fellow Canadian, This one is 1440p. I used superbuy for the transaction, pretty helpful staff when I needed to contact the seller. You can source the panel yourself, but I'll leave it to others for specific models, I didn't use those (I hate scaling) and I'm too lazy to search. That board will wo...
by boutch55555
Tue May 15, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19124

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

It's the stock cable that was in the laptop for LVDS.
by boutch55555
Mon May 07, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19124

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Describe "interference" ?

I got some 1/4s backlight drops once in a while on the bus with one of taobao's mods. I never had any issue with nitro's boards + extenders.
by boutch55555
Fri May 04, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19124

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Those are the same as the one shipped by nitrocaster, won't be long enough.
by boutch55555
Fri May 04, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19124

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

I didn't find alternative longer cables, but you could get a couple of those extensions, that's what I used with my W11 panel.
by boutch55555
Tue May 01, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0
Replies: 31
Views: 5768

Re: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0

For easier diagnosing, I'd say do the mod first. Once it's working go ahead with flashing, you can restore anyway...
by boutch55555
Tue May 01, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0
Replies: 31
Views: 5768

Re: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0

Without the patch, the original LVDS interface is still exposed to the OS. So when selecting active displays you will still have it doing nothing. AFAIK that's basically all it does, strip it from the exposed hardware. The USB port used for backlight control is one that was on the dock. With more mi...
by boutch55555
Tue May 01, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0
Replies: 31
Views: 5768

Re: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0

Cables included, should be all that's required. Antennas can be modded, but you can order new "flat" ones if you prefer. Bios flash is not required, but it's a nice touch not to have a unused output when using FN keys. I linked the software to control brightness in the post you quoted. Fallback is a...
by boutch55555
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1067
Views: 207893

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Are you saying you're holding it without the latch ? I wouldn't do that. It seems quality for that connector went down from rev 3 to 4. I had 2 pins sticking out of the gate, no way to put them back. I bent it outwards until the center snapped. You might be able to take it out in 1 piece but it's ab...
by boutch55555
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0
Replies: 31
Views: 5768

Re: Thinkpad X230 successful upgrade to 13.3 FHD & msata3.0

Buy this board through superbuy. You can also get the bezel if you don't want to cut it yourself. Mod the lid using this guide . Solder a wire on the 3rd cap from the right, "*" in this picture and pass it through the board before doing the rest of the solders. Get a B133HAN04.6 panel since it doesn...
by boutch55555
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Mystery X220 FHD board, and Linux.
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

Re: Mystery X220 FHD board, and Linux.

Doesn't look likes the boards I got, this one uses the LVDS connector, might require mirroring. When patching the kernel, did you adjust the model number to match your motherboard ? It should show up early in dmesg. Also, try pressing 2 sec on the power button to put it to sleep then wake it up.
by boutch55555
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19124

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

You can disable the old screen, no mirroring needed for this board.

If short press on power button doesn't cycle brightness there might be a issue with the solders, I'll take a picture when I get back home.

The app will add another icon in the tray.
by boutch55555
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19124

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Yes, it works without bios flash. I just sent you a PM with a link for the app.
by boutch55555
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 26296

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Not that I know of. At 300.26mm wide, it will be very tight and you will have to use double sided tape to hold the bezel sides. Might be a bit offset too.
by boutch55555
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 26296

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Panelook lists it as 306.3×194.9 mm, that wouldn't fit horizontally, needs to be less than 301mm.
by boutch55555
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 26296

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

I just compared with my old W21 and it should fit, with bottom PCB it's only ~1mm higher vertically. But since the pcb at bottom is 250mm wide, it would need a cut on each side, there is only 239mm between the hinges. I did it without issues on the W21, W11 and my 12.5" LP125WF2-SPB3 but I can't be ...
by boutch55555
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19124

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

It works in Linux with that wrapper I wrote : https://github.com/boutch55555/x2x0-agan . Pretty much in "alpha" state though. Fallback is a short press on power button to cycle between levels. Endpoint is a standard USB HID, it shouldn't be too hard to rewrite it if needed. The correct way would be ...
by boutch55555
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19124

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

Might be old stock, or a new rev. Looks like a hybrid from the 2 kits I got. Only msata extension like my first, but pictures include the 30/40 pin switcher needed for FHD / WQHD like my 2nd kit. No mention of FHD in the listing though, might not include the 2nd board. #3 doesn't do WQHD.
by boutch55555
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 26296

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

That's screen damage. If I had to guess, that happened when I stuffed a big coffee bag next to it in my messenger bag. Must have pressed the lid and did those when it bounced against my hip. I did the same with my first panel that had 12 supports without issues. It's not that bad, mostly noticeable ...
by boutch55555
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 177
Views: 26296

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

Just another warning if anyone else think they can skip some of the tape / padding to improve serviceability. This isn't a good idea. I went from 12 pads to 6. Can you guess where 3 of them are ?
by boutch55555
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0
Replies: 108
Views: 19124

Re: x220/x230 FHD/ WQHD 2K mSATA/USB3.0

At this time the wait times for nitrocaster's mod are quite long, I recommend #2 or #3. #4 includes the install fee, you have to ship the laptop, price varies depending on the options (13.3" FHD / 12.5" WQHD). I won't really cover that last one since I don't have it. #1 and #4 use display mirroring ...

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